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As US cleans up, it`s exporting more pollution

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23/12/2014

Heat-trapping pollution released into the atmosphere from rising exports of U.S. gasoline and diesel dwarfs the cuts made from fuel efficiency standards and other efforts to reduce global warming in the United States, according to a new Associated Press investigation. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. has reduced more carbon pollution from energy than any other nation, about 475 million ...

Natural gas down 29 pct in a month

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24/12/2014

Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies. The price of natural gas has dropped 29 percent in a month, to $3.17 per 1,000 cubic feet on Tuesday from nearly $4.50 in late November. That's a steep drop even for a fuel notorious for volatile price swings. The lower prices are expected to ...

EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

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24/12/2014

The Energy Department has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness. Funded in part by the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding opportunity supports the Department's broader effort to boost U.S. competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. The projects ...

Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

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24/12/2014

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has worked with industry and other stakeholders to develop the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan, a roadmap for grid energy storage safety that highlights safety validation techniques, incident preparedness, safety codes, standards, and regulations. The Plan, which is now available for downloading, also makes recommendations for ...

Portable gas analyzer series wins the German Design Award 2015

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22/12/2014

The PG-300 series, a lineup of portable gas analyzers, won the German Design Award 2015, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. Overview of the award-winning product series The PG-300 Series of portable analyzers are used to measure the concentrations of gas constituents in exhaust flue gas resulting from combustion processes and boilers, etc. Having acquired certification in ...

NGWA efforts help achieve $2.6 million for National Groundwater Monitoring Network

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23/12/2014

Within hours of a government shutdown, Congress last week passed $1.1 trillion in spending that contains $2.6 million for the implementation of the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network, a program of which the National Ground Water Association is a strong advocate. On December 16 President Obama signed the bill funding the federal government through fiscal year 2015. The money allows the ...

Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

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19/12/2014

The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

Panasonic Develops `Photocatalytic Water Purification Technology` - Creating Drinkable Water with Sunlight and Photocatalysts

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23/12/2014

In India, approximately 70 per cent of the population uses water not from taps but primarily that from under the ground. Leaching into it are harmful substances such as agrochemical residues, the arsenic of Himalayan ore veins, and hexavalent chromium produced from leather tanneries. This contamination has come to be seen as a societal problem, having caused health problems for as many as 50 ...

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